1) Response to Moodle Comments
2) Review of “Active Reading” Strategies (Greene & Lidinsky 29-50)
- Why the Pen Is Mighter than the Highlighter
- Word Choice (page 31)
- Rhetoric (32)
- Hirsch excerpt (33-36)
- Analysis of Hirsch
- situation (36)
- purpose (36)
- claims (37)
- audience (38)
- Provenzo’s Response to Hirsch (39-41)
- Smith and Watson excerpt (42-45)
- Sample Student Analysis (45-46)
- Erhrenreich Excerpt (46-49)
- About Writing an Analysis of Ehrenreich (49-50)
3) Group Discussion Questions for Tannen’s Essay
- What factors contribute to whether you do or don’t decide to speak in class?
- Once you have decided whether to speak or not, what factors contribute to whether you actually get to do what you’ve decided?
- Are you more likely to wish that you had spoken up more frequently, or more likely to wish that you could be silent more frequently? Does your answer change under different conditions? (What about outside of class, with your family, or in the workplace?)
- Discuss your answer to question 1 (top of page 350, “Given that Tannen…”). Find a specific passage in Tannen’s essay that helps you answer this question.
- Discuss your answer to question 2 (top of page 350, “How would you describe…”) Find a specific passage in Tannen’s essay that helps you answer this question.
4) Passages Selected by Students
Somebody from each group, please post a comment with the page number and at least a summary of the passage you chose in your group; also, explain why you chose it.